KITTANNING – During their first regular meeting of the new year, Armstrong County Commissioners proclaimed Jan. 9 as National Law Enforcement Day, and delayed action on the proposed sale of the county’s Armsdale property in Rayburn Township.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Members of the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority last week applauded the efforts of New Bethlehem Borough Council to secure a grant to clean debris from Red Bank Creek.

RIMERSBURG – Noting that the district pays hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to enroll students in cyber charter schools, Union School District officials last week urged state leaders to reform the funding structure for cyber schools.

HOWARD, PA – Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson announced last week his intention to seek re-election to Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.


NEW BETHLEHEM – Ninety-seven New Bethlehem and surrounding area residents attended a three-hour seminar on mass violence on Jan. 9. The free event was sponsored by the New Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department.

INDIANA – State Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Indiana), announced this week his intention to seek a full term serving the residents of the 41st Senatorial District which includes all of Armstrong and Indiana counties as well as portions of Butler and Westmoreland counties.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part story. The first installment was published in last week’s Leader-Vindicator.]